Rutabagas look a lot like turnips! They are sweeter than turnips and turn slightly orange when cooked.
How to Select
Choose rutabagas that are heavy for their size and free of soft spots or cracks.
How to Store
Refrigerate rutabagas in a plastic bag with some air holes for up to 3 weeks. Long-term: Pack in moist sand and store in a cold root cellar at 32-40 degrees. Can last 2-6 months.
How to Prepare
Rinse in cold water. Peel skin. Eat raw: Slice or grate in salads, coleslaw, or use as garnish. Eat cooked: Microwave, steam, boil, roast, or stir-fry. Cook and mash, add to casseroles, soups, stews, and vegetable and meat dishes.